I visited several nature parks in Ghana. In the south I saw Kakum National Park, the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve, the Wli Waterfalls, the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, and the Shai Hills Game Reserve, in the center I visited the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and the Mole National Park, and in the northern parts I saw the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, and the Gbelle Resource Reserve.

In Paga I visited the sacred crocodile ponds. These are supposedly the "friendliest" crocodiles in Ghana, and it is said that the souls of the royal family reside in them. They are well fed. You buy a chicken and the local guide will call a crocodile out of the pond and feed it the live chicken. It is amazing how fast the crocodile snaps its jaws shut around the chicken.

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Scenery

Hazy Evening Beach
Hazy evening at the beach on the Gold Coast. (498k)
Savannah Mole National
Savannah in the Mole National Park. (1000k)
Kintampo Waterfalls
Kintampo waterfalls. (752k)
Flooded Black Volta
Flooded Black Volta River near Buipe. (559k)
View Volta Lake
View of the Volta Lake near the dam. (560k)
Upper Wli Waterfall
Upper Wli Waterfall. (1136k)
Bosomtwe Lake Meteor
Bosomtwe Lake (a meteor crater) in the haze. (773k)
Brush Fire Saw
Brush fire. I saw lots of those. Most of them are deliberately set to get rid of the old dry grass and to start new growth. There are always people around the fires, catching animals that are flushed out. (706k)
Fresh Growth Burned
Fresh growth out of burned grass. (842k)
Canopy Walkway Kakum
Canopy walkway in the Kakum National Park. (1304k)
Even More Afraid
She was even more afraid of the canopy walk than I was. I walked only a short part of the canopy walk. My fear of heights just doesn't let me do much of this type of walking. (1016k)

Plants

Kapok Tree Ceiba
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok). (804k)
Fan Palm
Fan Palm. (885k)
African Baobab Adansonia
African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (881k)
African Mahogany Khaya
African Mahogany (Khaya sp., french: Khaya). (1036k)
Ofram Tree Terminalia
Ofram Tree (Terminalia superba, german: Limba, french: Fraké). (1268k)
Strangler Fig Host
Strangler Fig. The host tree has already died, only the fig that grew around it survives. (1161k)
Tree
Tree. (578k)
Philodendron
Philodendron. (1052k)
Bamboo
Bamboo. (1322k)
Tree Seed Pods
Tree with seed pods. Termite mounds in the background. (921k)
Mimosa Mimosa Pudica
Mimosa (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) before I touched it. (761k)
Mimosa Mimosa Pudica
Mimosa (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive) after I touched it. It started to fold up its leaves. (772k)
Flower
Flower. (572k)
Flower
Flower. (570k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (663k)

Insects

Army Ants Crossing
Army ants crossing our path. (988k)
Giant Ant Over
Giant ant. It was over 2 cm (0.8") long. (887k)
Area Full Termite
This area was full of termite mounds. (1232k)
Termite Mound About
Termite mound, about 3-4 m (10-13 ft) high, with tall spires on top. As I recall, these spires help with the air circulation through the mound. (1165k)
Millipede
Millipede. (796k)
Outer Shell Millipede
Outer shell of a millipede. It was burned in a brush fire. (1037k)
Dragon Fly
Dragon fly. (696k)
Dragon Fly
Dragon fly. (667k)
Dragon Fly
Dragon fly. (593k)
Mating Dragon Flies
Mating dragon flies. (549k)
Butterflies Bobiri Forest
Butterflies in the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve. (1008k)
Gregarious Butterflies Bobiri
Gregarious butterflies in the Bobiri Forest and Butterfly reserve. (724k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (738k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (833k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (505k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (810k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (796k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (793k)
Praying Mantis Sitting
Praying mantis. It was sitting on our car. (494k)

Reptiles

Lizard Tree
Lizard in a tree. (681k)
Lizard
Lizard. (764k)
Female Red-headed Rock
Female Red-headed Rock Agama (Agama agama, german: Siedleragame, french: Agame des colons). (531k)
Red-headed Rock Agama
Red-headed Rock Agama (Agama agama, german: Siedleragame, french: Agame des colons). (732k)
Close-up Male Red-headed
Close-up of a male Red-headed Rock Agama. (564k)
African Crocodiles Or
African Crocodiles (or Nile Crocodiles) (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (817k)
Nile Crocodile Crocodylus
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil) in the sacred crocodile pond in Paga. (1121k)
Close-up Nile Crocodile
Close-up of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil) in Paga. (950k)
Sacred Crocodile Chicken
The sacred crocodile got its chicken. (926k)

Mammals

Probably African Sheath-tailed
Probably African Sheath-tailed Bat (Coleura afra, german: Afrikanische Schiebeschwanz-Fledermaus) in a cave in the Shai Hill Game Reserve. (418k)
Probably Egyptian Tomb
Probably Egyptian Tomb Bat (Taphozous perforatus, german: Ägyptische Grabfledermaus). The bats were actually somewhat active, they were flying around frequently. (563k)
Bats Cliffs Wli
Bats on the cliffs of the Wli Waterfall. They are staying outside, not in a cave. (1078k)
Harem Female Kob
Harem of female Kob (Kobus kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). (761k)
Bachelor Kobs Males
Bachelor Kobs. The males that don't have a harem stay together in a bachelor herd. (665k)
Dominant Male Kob
Dominant male Kob (Kobus kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). They frequently stay just a little away from their herd of females. (822k)
Female Defassa Waterbucks
Female Defassa Waterbucks (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock). (915k)
Female Kéwel Bushbuck
Female Kéwel Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus, german: Buschbock, french: Guib harnaché). (1024k)
Feeding Warthog Phacochoerus
Feeding Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). They always go down on their front knees to feed. (801k)
Warthog Phacochoerus Africanus
Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère) with some serious tusks. They can be very aggressive and dangerous with their tusks; even Hyenas shy away from warthogs. (1020k)
Green Monkey Chlorocebus
Green Monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus, german: Westliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet vert). (715k)
Mona Monkey Baby
Mona Monkey with baby (Cercopithecus mona, german: Monameerkatze). (707k)
Mona Monkey Cercopithecus
Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus mona, german: Monameerkatze). (850k)
Close-up Mona Monkey
Close-up of a Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus mona, german: Monameerkatze). (692k)
Troupe Geoffroy's Black-and-white
A troupe of Geoffroy's Black-and-white Colobus (Colobus vellerosus, german: Geoffroy-Stummelaffe, french: Colobe magistrat) in a tree. (1265k)
Back-and-white Colobus Hangin'
A Back-and-white Colobus hangin' out. (882k)
Close-up Geoffroy's Black-and-white
Close-up of a Geoffroy's Black-and-white Colobus (Colobus vellerosus, german: Geoffroy-Stummelaffe, french: Colobe magistrat). (617k)
Graveyard Monkeys Boabeng
Graveyard for monkeys in the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary. (1369k)
Female Olive Baboon
Female Olive Baboon with baby (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (793k)
Female Olive Baboon
Female Olive Baboon with baby. She is holding on to the tail of the baby. (942k)
Male Female Olive
Male and female Olive Baboon. The baby is clinging to the belly of the female. (947k)
Threatening Male Olive
Threatening male Olive Baboon (Papio anubis, german: Anubispavian, french: Babouin olive). (759k)
Hippopotamuses Hippopotamus Amphibius
Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) resting in the river. (678k)
African Bush Elephant
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (980k)
Close-up African Bush
Close-up of an African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, german: Afrikanischer Elefant, french: Éléphant de savane d'Afrique). (1061k)
Pushing Over Small
He was pushing over a small tree. (899k)
Had Erect Penis
He had an erect penis for a while. (785k)

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